2017 Imagine Fund Award Recipients Announced

March 13, 2017

Across the College of Design, our faculty’s research is tackling global problems and advancing their fields. This spring, 19 faculty members received grants from the University’s Imagine Fund, which supports innovative research in the arts, humanities, and design fields. Take a look at the research that our faculty members are conducting with their grants:

  • Abimbola Asojo (Interior Design): Creativity, Culture, and Identity in Africa and the African Diaspora
  • James Boyd Brent (Graphic Design): 2d3d Lab: Recreating A Culture of Hands-On Surface Design Production
  • Blaine Brownell (Architecture): Material and Energy Futures: World Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Arthur Chen (Architecture): Study Swahili Public Squares
  • Renee Cheng (Architecture): Research Practices in U.S. and Europe: Comparing Architectural Practices Here and Abroad
  • Vincent deBritto (Landscape Architecture): Restoration of the Markermeer
  • Richard Graves (CSBR): Lost Waters: Starting a Conversation About Water and the Built Environment
  • Linsey Griffin (Apparel Design): Geometric Pattern-Play: Exploring Shape, Structure, and Apparel Design Through Geometry
  • Brad Hokanson (Graphic Design): Craft and Design Thinking: An Exploration
  • Andrea Johnson (Architecture): Building Poems: Material and Spatial Writing
  • Rebecca Krinke (Landscape Architecture): Healing Place with the Dakota Language Table
  • Karen Lutsky (Landscape Architecture): Curious Methods: Investigations of the Littoral Landscapes of the Great Lakes
  • Jacob Mans (Architecture): Ad Hoc Innovation
  • Kristine Miller (Landscape Architecture): Design Equity, An Open-Source Textbook
  • Kristine Mun (Architecture): Post-Human Urbanity – A Biosynthetic Future
  • Laura Musacchio (Landscape Architecture): Gardens as Landscape Infrastructure: Redefining Urban Nature in Post-Industrial Cities
  • Eugene Park (Graphic Design): Online Voice Interface for Visualizing Sound Data as Typographic Compositions
  • Julia Robinson (Architecture): Symposium on Innovative Housing: Engaging the Community
  • Daniela Sandler (Architecture): Empty Space: Grassroots Urbanism in Contemporary São Paulo

The College of Design is pleased to announce that faculty in the School of Architecture have received four of the 2018 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Awards.

For the second year in a row, an alumnus from the College of Design will receive the University of Minnesota Alumni Association’s U40 Award.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently elevated four Minnesota architects to the AIA College of Fellows in recognition of their contributions to the profession and society.